Temple To Direct Marvin Gaye Biopic?

Filmmaker Julien Temple (“The Filth and the Fury”) is closing in on directing “Sexual Healing”, the upcoming biopic about singer Marvin Gaye from Banana Films reports Screen Daily.

The story will follow the recording of the disc, a time when Gaye was struggling with drugs, living in Brussels and considered long past his prime. With the help of Belgian promoter Freddy Cousaert, Gaye launched a successful comeback.

Temple’s film is also said to be close to signing an agreement with EMI which holds the rights to Gaye’s music, something that will be crucial if the film is to be made at all.